New Arrivals · Ohio Travel/History

August 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A serpent's tale : discovering America's ancient mound builders

August 23, 2019
Treese, Lorett, 1952- author.
290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
A serpent's tale -- Genteel Virginia gets news from the frontier -- "Let us open the tombs ..." -- The lost civilizations -- Mormons and the mounds -- That old-time religion -- Fall of the empire -- The Hopewell culture of death -- The eclipsed adena -- Fort ancient -- So what's the alternative?
When American settlers first crossed the Appalachian Mountains they were amazed to discover that the wilderness beyond contained ancient ruins - large man-made mounds and enclosures, and impressive earthen sculptures, such as a gigantic serpent. Reports trickled back to the eager ears of President Thomas Jefferson and others. However, most did not believe these earthworks had anything to do with Native Americans; rather, given the intense interest in the history of Western Civilization at the time, it became popular to speculate that the ruins had been built by refugees from Greece, Rome, Egypt - or even the lost continent of Atlantis. Since their discovery, the mounds have attracted both scholars and quacks, from the first investigations sponsored by the then new Smithsonian Institution to the visions of the American psychic Edgar Cayce.

It happened in Ohio : stories of events and people that shaped Buckeye state history

August 14, 2019
Cartaino, Carol, 1944- author.
240 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"From the horrific massacre of Moravian Indians to the Cincinnati Reds' World Series Championships, It happened in Ohio looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Buckeye State"--Page [4] of cover.

Encountering Hopewell in the twenty-first century, Ohio and beyond

August 14, 2019
Akron, Ohio : The University of Akron Press, 2019.
<1-> volumes : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
V. 1. Monuments and ceremony -- v. 2. Settlements, foodways, and interaction.
"The archaeology of the ancient American Indian Hopewell earthwork-builders of the Ohio Valley has intrigued scientists and the public alike for more than 200 years. Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, professional inquiry into the Hopewell phenomenon has accelerated. Contemporary researchers are approaching old questions with new methods and interpretive perspectives, state-of-the-art survey technologies, and novel analytical techniques. As a result, our understanding of the Hopewell world has significantly deepened. This two-volume set presents some of the most current research on Hopewell archaeology within the Ohio Valley and beyond. Volume One explores the monuments and ceremonies that stood at the heart of American Indian life during the Hopewell episode. Cutting-edge remote sensing studies and modern excavations add new dimensions to our understanding of the richness and complexity of Hopewell ceremonial landscapes. Novel investigations of earthwork form, design, and orientation attest to the remarkable sophistication of Hopewell geometry and astronomy. Cross-cultural comparisons and contextual analyses help us understand how Hopewell peoples' concepts of the soul may have motivated their ceremonial practices and structured their social relations. Studies of form, materials, and iconography shed light on the meanings and histories expressed in Hopewell art and craft. Volume Two turns to the world of everyday settlements and domestic life at the Brown's Bottom locality in the Ohio Hopewell core area, as well as farther afield in northern Ohio and southern Michigan. New evidence is presented for long-distance linkages between Hopewell centers in Ohio, Indiana, and Georgia. The relative importance of native cultigens in the economies of Ohio Hopewell communities is explored with new botanical and contextual data from recent research. The concluding chapter by Dr. Mark Seeman comments on the more seminal developments in Ohio Hopewell research since 2000 then turns an eye to the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Cincinnati, Ohio Polk city directory.

July 31, 2019
[Taylor, Mich.?] : Polk Co.,
v. ; 34 cm.
Also includes the following Ohio and Kentucky communities: Addyston, Anderson Township, Arlingtn Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Cheviot, Cincinnati, Cleves, College Hill, Columbia Townshipo, Covington, Deer Park, Elmwood Place, Fort Thomas, Ft. Mitchell, Ft. Wright, Glendale, Harrison, Hooven, Liberty Township, Lockland, Loveland, Maineville, Miamitown, Montgomery, Mount Healthy, Mt. Saint Joseph, N. College Hill, Newport, North Bend, Norwood, Park Hills, Reading, Saint Bernard, Sharonville, Silverton, Southgate, Springdale, Terrace Park, Walnut Hills, West Chester, Wilder, Wyoming.
"Including: Hamilton County; Milford, Newtown, and Hills and Dales, Oh; Covington and Newport, Ky."

Schoenbrunn and the Moravian missions in Ohio

July 30, 2019
Rodabaugh, James H. (James Howard), 1910-1985.
36 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original brown and white paper wrappers.

Oakley : from hamlet to the center of Cincinnati

July 10, 2019
St. Martin, Ohio : Commonwealth Book Company, 2018.
ix, 114 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original color pictorial wrappers.
Preface / Owen Grieves & John D. Fairfield -- Introduction / Owen Grieves & John D. Fairfield -- From hamlet to Cincinnati neighborhood / Ben Giles & John D. Fairfield -- Transportation, public policy, & private interest / Meagan Gosney, Shelby Lauter, & John D. Fairfield -- Oakley's machine tool factory colony / Marcus Myers, Jonathan Pickman, & John D. Fairfield -- How Oakley remained white / Sarah Chiappone, Rachel Gosney, & John D. Fairfield -- Conclusion: Oakley in the postindustrial era / Gil Guthrie, Helen Moore, & John D. Fairfield -- Appendix: A landmark case: Laufman v. Oakley Bldg. & Loan Co. / Sarah Chiappone & Rachel Gosney -- Notes.
"This book is the product of John Fairfield's long association with Zane Miller, the Cincinnati school of urban history, and the idea of symptomatic history. In tracing the development of Oakley from a small agricultural hamlet to a busy urban neighborhood, this history treats local developments as symptomatic of larger national trends. These trends include the rise and fall of a mass production economy and the shift to a service economy, the fortunes and fate of public transportation, and the patterns and policies promoting-and sometimes reducing-racial segregation"--Provided by publisher.

Jewish community of Dayton

June 28, 2019
Weiss, Marshall, author.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2018]
127 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
"Since the arrival of approximately a dozen German-Jewish immigrants in the 1840s, the Jewish community of Dayton has actively contributed to the betterment and welfare of the "Gem City." Jewish Community of Dayton recalls forgotten stories of Arthur Welsh, the first Jewish airplane pilot; orphan turned social reformer Rabbi David Lefkowitz; Golda Meir's impassioned 1948 visit on behalf of the new Jewish state; and opera star Jan Peerce giving the final performance of his career with the acclaimed Beth Abraham Youth Chorale. This book illustrates how Dayton's Jews have responded and adapted to challenges ranging from the Great Flood of 1913 to resettlement of immigrants throughout the 20th century, from sacrifices for the state of Israel to activism in the civil rights era"--back cover.

Cincinnati's West End : through our eyes

June 28, 2019
Harshaw, John W., Sr., author.
[United States] : CreateSpace, ©2009.
308 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Follow the drinking gourd, let's go north -- Light-skin dark-skin -- 1937 flood -- The forties -- The Cincinnati Black Brigade -- African-American World War II monument -- Churches -- Saint Joseph Catholic Church -- The way it was -- What we ate -- Lincoln Center -- Sinton Recreation Center -- C&O Recreation Center -- The Coliseum -- The Boys Clubs -- Findlay Street Neighborhood House -- West End Recreation Center-Gest Street Park -- The holidays -- New Years Eve and New Years Day -- Martin Luther King Day did not exist -- Easter in the West End -- Mothers Day -- Memorial Day -- Fathers Day -- Juneteenth -- Fourth of July or Independence Day -- Labor Day -- Sweetest Day -- Halloween -- Thanksgiving -- Christmas -- Playing the numbers -- Blue laws -- Skates and skate mobiles -- Games -- Cures -- West End characters -- The Incas stincas -- Cincinnati's athletic history -- Music in the West End -- Klayman's Record Shop -- The Cotton Club -- The Rail -- The Regal Theater -- The Hippodrome Theater -- Lincoln, Piken, Dixie and the Rex Theaters -- Nicknames -- Playing the dozens -- Talking the talk -- What's the word? -- Watkins Products -- Photographers -- The sixties -- The education imperative and Robert A. Taft High School -- The Jabberwock -- Taft Capades -- Pi Tau Delta -- Taft time capsule -- Taft professional athletes -- Other professionals from the West End -- Newspapers and magazines -- Urban renewal or urban removal? -- Personal histories -- The John Harshaw story -- The Stephens and Dinkins families -- Mrs. Thelma McCray -- Pamela Mackey-Comer -- McKinley Hudson -- Elijah Scott -- Louis Childers story West End story 1941-1959 -- Judith Poe-Cochran -- Hudson Brothers Cleaners and Tailoring Shop -- Margie Ann Polnett-Rogers -- Blacks and Jews -- I am Cincinnati.
"Cincinnati's West End is a snapshot of a community in Cincinnati, Ohio during 1940-1970 when the political and social climate was in a slow crawl from segregation to integration and affirmative action. With its ever-changing boundaries, the West End was a citadel for a population in constant migration from the South to the North in search of positive economic, social, political, and educational opportunities. Up rooted and destroyed in the late nineteen fifties and early sixties, the West end of old bears little resemblance to the current West End. Cincinnati's West End is an illumination of the institutions, people, places, sounds, smells, customs, myths and ultimate successes of inner city pioneers. Their personal histories are spiritual testimonies of people who, in spite of racism, segregation and poverty succeeded in a profusion of professions, unknown to their ancestors"--Back cover.

A prince in the Queen City : the life of Henry Mack

June 18, 2019
Rich, Michael W.
Baltimore, MD : Apprentice House Press, 2019
99 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Who was Henry Mack? -- Family origins -- Early years in Germany -- Business success in Cincinnati -- Conflict, contracts, and controversy -- Mack Stadler & Co. -- Embroiled with the Grants -- Contributions to Reform Judaism -- The foreman -- Local politics -- When Ohio dried out -- The promise -- The Chattanooga Choo Choo -- Private life -- The Mack family in America -- Henry Mack's relevance.
"This meticulously researched biographical sketch tells the story of an immigrant who arrived on American shores with little financial means or formal education. In time, he would become a wealthy merchant, champion of education, force in Cincinnati and Ohio politics, and perhaps the most important lay leader of the American Jewish Reform Movement. He would rub elbows with several Presidents, influence more than one Presidential election and come within one broken promise of becoming the first Jew to serve in a presidential cabinet. He was at the center of the landmark case that prohibited the reading of the Bible in public schools, the immediate cause of this nations most infamous anti-Semitic act, and landed in the midst of a Congressional investigation that would lead to creation of the False Claims Act. His actions reverberate to this day"--Back cover.

Walking Cincinnati : 35 walking tours exploring historic neighborhoods, stunning riverfront quarters, and hidden treasures in the Queen City

June 4, 2019
Korman, Danny, author.
Birmingham, Alabama : Wilderness Press, [2019]
viii, 216 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm
Includes index.
"From the northern historic railroad suburbs of Glendale and Wyoming to the quaint river towns of Northern Kentucky, discover Cincinnati's hidden streets, architectural masterpieces, culinary delights, and diverse culture. In this expanded and updated edition of Walking Cincinnati, insiders Danny Korman and Katie Meyer lead you on 35 unique walking tours through the Queen City's colorful history and natural beauty. Stroll through the stunning Riverfront Park. Experience Downtown's hustle and bustle. Enjoy colorful neighborhoods like Over-the-Rhine and Mount Adams. Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a detailed map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, and more. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section lists the highlights of every tour. The walks' commentaries include such topics as local culture, trivia, and natural history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop. Cincinnati is a richly historic and entertaining city. This savvy guide explores the best of it all. Whether you're looking for a two-hour workout or a full day of entertainment, grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer!" -- Provided by publisher.

Membership cards of the Hamilton County, Ohio Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers

May 20, 2019
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County], 2016-2018.
volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 30 cm
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and Gold Star Mothers documents regarding the deaths of United States military personnel who were killed in action.
Cover title.
v. 2. Leon M. Mack (Mack/Segal) ; James E. Mack (Mack/Slagiter) ; Curtis M. Mahoney Jr. ; George C. Maringer ; Milton Marlatt ; Edward L. McGurk ; William McNay, Jr. ; John E. Meyers ; Rolland E. Mitchum ; Russell A. Mofford ; Charles E. Mohr ; Robert C. Molter ; Donald F. Morgan ; Albert J. Mueller ; David C. Muething ; Martin M. Mugavin ; John A. Murphy ; Paul E. Neumann ; Leroy J. Nichols ; Robert J. Nieman ; Stanley C. Niemoeller ; James R. Nolte ; Albert C. Oehler ; Paul R. Ohlhaut ; Mike Orite ; Eugene E. Ott ; Robert G. Parrott ; David F. Patrick ; Milo S. Pitt (Pitt-Ultsch) ; Robert R. Pogue ; Richard L. Powell ; Ralph Priestle ; Theodore F. Ramsey ; Francis E. Reagan (Reagan-Kern) ; James Reed ; Richard Russell Regus ; Joseph Rennick ; Fred C. Riebel, Jr. ; Neil Roddy ; Kermit G. Rohlfer ; Thomas J. Rolandelli ; John B. Romer ; John J. Rosenhoffer ; Howard P. Rowe ; Raymond E. Ruberg ; Elmer J. Rundy ;
Gold Star Mothers from the Hamilton County Chapter had provided information about the deceased including name and rank, branch of service, date of death, serial number, and other information. This is a beginning point of this research.--Introduction.

Restored Ohio : history brought back to life

May 15, 2019
Morris, Glenn, author, photographer.
[Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing by arrangement with Fonthill Media LLC, 2019.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

We love Cheviot : dedicated to the past, present and future citizens of Cheviot

May 1, 2019
Martin, Rich, author.
[Cheviot, Ohio?] : [publisher not identified], [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original color pictorial paper wrappers.
How it all began -- Harvest Home Festival -- The Cheviot Race Track -- Glenmore and Harrison Avenues -- Orr's Saloon -- Northwest corner of Harrison and Glenmore Avenues -- West side of Glenmore Avenue -- Pioneer vending -- Kreimer's Grocery Store -- Rebold Funeral Home -- The historic Kessen Building -- Rohe's Pharmacy -- Southwest corner of Lovell and Harrison Avenues -- Wahl's Department Store -- Eko's Saloon -- The Lovell Delicatessen -- Northeast corner of Lovell and Harrison Avenues -- The Cheviot Police Department -- The Cheviot Fire Department -- Cheviot mayors -- Safety Service Directors -- The Musekamp family and homestead -- Kenker Box Company -- Cheviot Telephone Company -- Menke Motors -- Vonderhaar Dairy -- Maury's Tiny Cove -- Cheviot moves west -- The golden age of Cheviot -- Cheviot today -- Cheviot employees 2018.
A book about the history of Cheviot, Ohio, a small city located in Hamilton County, Ohio that is bordered by the city of Cincinnati and the suburbs of Montfort Heights and Bridgetown. The book covers the history of Cheviot from it's founding in 1818 to it's bicentennial celebration in 2018.

Maria Longworth Storer : from music and art to popes and presidents

April 12, 2019
Moore, Constance J., author.
xxi, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has green binding with gold lettering on spine wrapped in green pictorial dust jacket.
Prologue: December 1905 -- Egypt -- Wealthiest unmarried lady in the country -- Season of hope, of desire, of promise -- Good looks, intelligence, and character -- Giggle, gabble, gobble, and go -- Exiled here -- This ungrateful country -- Ambassadress -- "Dear Theodore" versus "dear Maria" -- Gadflies -- Modern monstrosity -- Drifting along alone -- Epilogue: equal footing with intelligent men.
"Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and Presidents tells the story of one of Cincinnati's most prominent women activists and socialites, Maria Longworth Storer. A philanthropist and talented artist, known as the founder of Rookwood Pottery, Maria pushed the boundaries of women's involvement in the public sphere and established close diplomatic relationships with a number of religious figures and political leaders, including then president Teddy Roosevelt. When a 1906 scandal inflicted considerable damage on her second husband's and her positions, Maria managed to recover and devote her life to the causes she held dearest--religion, art, and philanthropy. Her activist spirit left a lasting impression and remains an important part of Cincinnati and American history"-- Provided by publisher.

Welcome to the National Parks in Ohio.

April 12, 2019
United States. National Park Service, author, publisher.
[United States] : National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, [198-?)
1 sheet : map ; 22 cm
Copies located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room is a single sheet of gold paper with orange map on front.
A single sheet brochure detailing basic information about 4 of the national parks, monuments, or historic sites that are located in the state of Ohio. Includes information about what was then called the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area (now known as the Cuyahoga Valley National Park), the Mound City Group National Monument (now known as the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park), the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, and the William Howard Taft National Historic Site.

The Cincinnati Black History Museum program.

April 10, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio : Arts Consortium, [199-?]
1 sheet (6 unnumbered panels) : illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm folded to 20 x 9 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room is a brown folded brochure printed on tan paper.
A brochure promoting a possible Cincinnati Black History Museum and asking for donations and assistance in gathering exhibits, memorabilia, and donations. The Arts Consortium ultimately founded the Cincinnati African-American Museum at Union Terminal which was active from 1993 until around 2010.

Best of Cincinnati.

April 5, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio : Published by CityBeat
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

The United States of Ohio : one American state and its impact on the other forty-nine

March 15, 2019
Rohr, David E., author.
x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Sister theory -- America writ small -- Crossroads, thrill rides, and lunch -- Moondogs and rock halls -- Harriet and the generals -- Porkopolis -- The soap that floats -- Ruthless -- Mother of invention -- Henry Ford's front lawn -- Up from the bicycle shop -- From Dayton to the Moon -- The internal melting pot -- Where sports first met money -- More than a game -- Being Cleveland -- Killing Marilyn and Sam -- Ending the '60s -- The electoral collage -- Eight average presidents -- Yard signs in the heartland.
"The story of Ohio--from its geographical position to its cultural mix and economic development--and its centrality to Americans inside and outside the state"-- Provided by publisher.

Ohio ... calendar of events.

March 13, 2019
Columbus, Ohio : Division of Travel & Tourism
volumes : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection (May/August 1987) has original printed wrappers.
Provides travelers with an indispensable listing of special events, festivals, county fairs and more, all color-coded by geographic area and listed in chronological order for ease of use.

Ohio : off the beaten path.

February 18, 2019
Charlotte, N.C. : East Woods Press,
v. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1988-2001> Chester, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press ; 2005-2010, Guilford, Conn. : Insiders' Guide ; 2014, Guilford, Conn. : GPP Travel ; 2019- Guilford, Conn : Globe Pequot.
"A guide to unique places"--Cover (varies).

The Blue book of Cincinnati.

February 11, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio : Jane Finneran.
v. ; 19 cm.
Vols. for 1964-1973 edited by Jane Finneran; 1976-1997 by Kay Hauer; 2000-<2016> by Daniel Brown.
Includes Miss to Mrs. (a cross index of maiden and married names).

Don't let me down : a memoir

February 4, 2019
Hosier, Erin, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
319 pages ; 24 cm
Side one / Jack -- A day in the life -- Blackbird -- Cry baby cry -- If I fell -- The two of us -- Carry that weight -- Run for your life -- Don't let me down -- Rain -- Julia -- I'm looking through you -- Interlude: girl -- Hey Jude -- In my life -- Side two / Erin -- She's leaving home -- I'm a loser -- Come together -- The end -- Golden slumbers -- Here comes the sun -- I want to tell you -- Help! -- Got to get you into my life -- Fixing a hole -- You've got to hide your love away -- Let it be.
"Erin Hosier and her family belonged to a strict evangelical church in Bainbridge, Ohio, for the first fourteen years of her life. But Erin was a rebel of the eighties who dyed her hair with cherry Kool-Aid while loudly defending liberal causes. Behind closed doors, she and her family were "five mentally ill people at different stages of development, screaming and flailing hysterically like hyenas." At the heart of the family was her father, Jack, whom Erin remembers as "the first boy I ever knew, the first man I ever loved, and the first significant person in my life to die." But she and her family also knew his other side far too well--his lies and his quick-flame anger that they were careful not to provoke. But Erin never saw her dad angry when he was listening to the Beatles. Despite being seen as a sin in their church, rock n' roll became the bond that brought father and daughter together. It gave Erin the courage to ultimately stand up to her father and everybody else; the push to leave home and move to New York City; and the coping mechanism for all the pain along the way. Don't Let Me Down is the story of a young woman who tip-toed within the shadow of her father. It breaks open what women feel about their sexuality, self-worth, and the rites of passage they go through in adolescence. Above all, it's the story of growing up with one dysfunctional family and finding peace in another."--Provided by publisher.

Panorama of the 17th state.

January 29, 2019
[Toledo, Ohio] : Inside Michigan Publishers, Inc., [1953]
114 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Issued as Vol. 2, no. 8 of Inside Ohio Magazine.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room is the complete issue of the magazine in original wrappers.

History of Coalton and Coal Township : the town with more future than past.

December 19, 2018
[Jackson, Ohio] : Jackson County Genealogical Society, 2005.
85, 77 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 28 cm
Reprint. Originally published: Coalton, Ohio : [s.n.], 1953.
"Indexed by Karen Davis, 2004"--Page 77.

Wellston family history.

December 19, 2018
[Wellston, Ohio] : [Wellston Historical Association], [2003?]
65, [66] pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Cover title.

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